Igor Stimac appointed India men’s football team Head Coach


New Delhi: The Executive Committee of the All India Football Federation today appointed Croatia’s World Cupper and former manager, Igor Stimac, as the Head Coach of the Men’s Senior National Team on a two-year contract.

Stimac comes with an experience of over 18 years in coaching, structuring, and developing football and players in Croatia, and internationally.

The former Croatia defender has 53 caps as a player for Croatia between 1990 & 2002 and represented the national team during the 1998 World Cup in France.

Stimac’s first match as India coach will be against Caribbean nation Curacao in the Kings Cup at Buriram in Thailand on June 5.

Stimac was the only candidate who turned up in person for the interview while the other three — South Korean Lee Min-sung, Spaniard Albert Roca and Hakan Ericson of Sweden — were interviewed via Skype.

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